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Swim Lessons
Group Swim Lessons at FSBC

Group swim lessons are available for member children not yet ready to join the swim team mini-dolphin program. Here our experienced instructors will focus on teaching water safety skills, helping your child learn to swim, and building confidence in the water.

Sessions are organized as follows:

  • 4 days (Monday- Thursday) of half-hour long lessons with Friday reserved a make-up day in the event of weather cancellations.


  • Saturday morning single session classes

Groups are determined by age and swimming ability, with the following instructor to swimmer ratios:

Infants (Up to 2.5 years)

  • Eggs: Parent/Guardian and child in water

Preschool (Ages 2.5 – 5 years old)

  • Tadpoles: Child cannot swim and does not like to get their face wet. They may be scared of the water. (1:3)

  • Froglets: Child cannot swim but will get face wet. They enjoy the water and are not scared. (1:3)

  • Frogs: Child can swim a short distance un assisted (1:4)

School-aged (Ages 6 – 12 years old)

  • Manatees: Child cannot swim and does not like to get their face wet. They may be scared of the water. (1:4)

  • Sea Turtles: Child can swim a short distance unaccompanied, float on front and back (1:4)

  • Blue Whales: Comfortable swimming unaccompanied and ready for stroke introduction (1:4)

2024 Sessions will be posted here in April 2024. 

FSBC Private Lessons

We encourage members participating in the swim team to reach out to our coaches for private lessons. Group Swim Instructor Laura Aimone also offers private lessons at the club.

Ben Hair Just-Swim-for-Life

FSBC donates pool space to local non-profit Ben Hair Just-Swim-for-Life to offer low-cost swim lessons to area low-income children, teens, and adults. Over 200 children have benefited from free swim lessons at FSBC during the past several summers.

In addition to swim lessons, FSBC hosts the Ben Hair Splash Club, a program that provides a transitional step between learning to swim and competitive swim team.

FSBC Group Swim Instructors

Laura Aimone grew up around the water, first swimming and then playing water polo. She began teaching swim lessons in high school. After playing water polo for the UVA club team, she was their head coach for several years. Laura has been teaching swim lessons for the past 10 years. She believes swimming is a life skill!

Clare Inlow is a Senior Coach for the FSBC Swim Team. Clare is so excited to return to Fry’s Spring for her fifth summer coaching and her 16th summer overall at FSBC! She is a senior at James Madison University studying Inclusive Early Childhood Education. She can’t wait to see all her dolphins again and continue her favorite summer traditions!

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